RICKIE TAMAYO

The TAMAYO’s lovingly restored this building. “As the restaurant grew we kept renovating, but the beautiful bar and bowling alley are intact.” Combine the love of renovation, cooking, and community and you have the making of a town gem. Careful...

MICHAEL SULLIVAN SMITH (PART ONE)

“Once I got married, I had more than just a beagle to keep me warm. That winter, everyone started putting heat in.” Michael Sullivan Smith moved to upstate New York in March 1969 into a crumbling resort with no heat,...

LANNY WALTER

“It’s my nature to be involved. I’m always up for a good challenge.” If there is a worthwhile cause in the town of Saugerties, Lanny Walter will get involved. Emerging from an activist family, it was a natural move for...

DONNA MEHALAK

If one man’s trash is another one’s treasure, Donna grew up in a very rich family. Donna Mehalak describes growing up in the heyday of boardinghouses and bungalows of West Saugerties. She discusses her family’s trucking and trash hauling business,...